Controlling speeds of fans on laptops and desktops. "fancontrol" is also the name of a program for this task in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

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Disable out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu

I am having issues with the out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu. After about 2 minutes after booting up the laptop, the fans start spinning on full speed. I tried Debian too, but there this didn't ...
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Fan detection and setup Gnome Ubuntu 16.04.1

Is there anybody who has been able to detect laptop fans, running Gnome Ubuntu 16.04.01? I just upgraded from Gnome Ubuntu 14.04, and there, my laptop fan (Dell Inspiron 15R) was perfectly detected ...
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ATI open source driver fan running at full speed

I know this question has been asked multiple times here, but they are outdated and don't works for me. I have ATI Radeon HD2600 Pro and this GPU is no longer supported by ATI. (The driver work with ...
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Fans running full speed 2 minutes after bootup

after the installation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Asus GL502VT Gaming Laptop the fans kept turning going to full speed 2 minutes after bootup. I tried disabling thermald or installing fancontrol, but ...
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ThinkPad T440s fan speed

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new T440s, and it seems the fan starts working at full speed from time to time, I've read in several places that this causes the fan to be noisy and generally ...
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How can I turn my Fan on full speed all the time?

How can I make my laptop fan speed be full all the time? Toshiba Satellite
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Fan Speed for ROG750js and Video Card for this

i have dual booted my laptop separating programming and the usual stuff. my problem is that my fan isnt working properly i have also setup the ls and the other fan , but my problem is that only 1 fan ...
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clevo-indicator(fan control) not launch

omer@OBG:~$ clevo-indicator Simple fan control utility for Clevo laptops unable to control EC: Operation not permitted program is link https://github.com/SkyLandTW/clevo-indicator
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How do I tell if my laptop fans can be controlled by Ubuntu

I am seeing numbers of posts where users have issues with the speed of the fan on their laptop and are trying to resolve them using lm-sensors and fancontrol. This is not possible with many laptops ...
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How to change CPU fan speed on ThinkPad?

I checked this post on AskUbuntu, but like the OP my BIOS does not have a setting for 'smart fan'. My BIOS though has something similar called 'Thermal Performance' wherein it's already set to maximum ...
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Adjusting an Nvidia GPU's Fan Curve

So I was trying to figure out how to make a custom fan curve for my Gigabyte GTX 960 ITX card. It is about half-length (for my small case) but that means it has a very small heat sink, and the Nvidia ...
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How to fancontrol on HP Elitebook 8560w?

I have an HP EliteBook 8560w running on Ubuntu Xenial that for just running Firefox I get 60 degrees Celsius and when running Eclipse IDE or Blender for example I get around 75 degrees and sometimes ...
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Fan stuck at 257 RPM Thinkpad Yoga S1 and Ubuntu 16.04

I was thinking for some time that my laptop seems to be hotter than it's supposed to and I recently downloaded psensor to have a look at what's going on. It seems my fan is always stuck at 257 RPM ...
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lmsensors doesn't detect my fan. How should I control my fanspeed?

I first used sudo sensors-detect and the result is as follows: Now follows a summary of the probes I have just done. Just press ENTER to continue: Driver `k10temp' (autoloaded): * Chip `AMD ...
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Fan not running in Ubuntu 14.04

Recently i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo G505s laptop along side win7. It has AMD A8-5550M APU with Radeon HD Graphis and 8 Gb of ram. But the problem is that i am unable to run ubuntu more ...
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/usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no fan-capable sensor modules installed

I know that there are some threads to deal about this topic but neither has helped me. The problem is that the fan of the graphic-board permanently runs. I used ArchLinux on the same hardware without ...
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Fan always on even during idle

I have the same problem as described in Fan is always on, CPU usage is rather low and can't find the fan or thermal_zone proc files, but none of the solutions there worked for me. My fan runs at ...
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How to know if fan control is possible? (old laptop)

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 15.10. I tried this answer but got: error: /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed So is there a way of knowing if I can control the fans on ...
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Manually turn on CPU fan

My BIOS controls my fan speeds, and I want to keep it that way. I have a machine in my basement where it's normally pretty cool, and as long as the machine isn't under high load the fans don't need to ...
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Acer ES1-311 no fan control, fan stops completely after resume

Setup: Acer ES1-311 brand new, latest BIOS V1.11 Tested: Ubuntu 14.04 x64, Xubuntu 16.04 x64 Current kernel: 4.4.0-16-generic Issue: The fan just runs, there is no temperature or load based throttling....
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/usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

I have tried the solution given here: Fancontrol under Ubuntu 14.04 – resolving /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed: editing /etc/default/grub and replace ...
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My Toshiba Satellite C55-B5319 fans will not turn on; how do I make them work?

The system hasn't shut down automatically due to overheating yet, but the HDD will reach temperatures of 102 degrees Fahrenheit as far as I know. So, how do I make the fans turn on, or is the HDD ...
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Ubuntu FanControl settings using pwmconfig

I am using Ubuntu 15 on Dell inspiron 7559 laptop. I have dual booted Windows and Ubuntu. When I use windows the fans work perfectly but when using Ubuntu they make too much noise and run at high ...
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Fan running at maximum speed on Asus UX32A since last update on Ubuntu 14.04

Have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a while now, but am still not an advanced user. After one of the recent updates to the OS, the fan for my laptop runs at abnormally high speeds for prolonged periods. ...
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Nvidia fans doesn't work(Alienware)(Laptop)

Well as I can't find any help googling will ask for it :P I have an Alienware computer and after fixing the non spin fans (CPU) (using i8kamon) my GPU fan doesn't spin (Ended this one never have spin, ...
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Fan control thinks my SSD has about 100 degree celsius

my fan is driving me crazy. It is continously running. I think I know why this is happening. If I run psensor, my SSD HD (from udisks2) is listed to be 100 degree hot. But if I use hddtemp, it tells ...
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Dell Inspiron and i8kutils

I've been trying to get i8kutils working with my Dell 15-5000, but to no avail. I've followed the instructions posted on How do I get fan control working? to try and disable the BIOS thermal control, ...
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Ubuntu- notebook overheating fan1 = 0 RPM speed

I have installed Ubuntu alongisde with Windows 8.1 but my notebook is really loud and temperatures as super high while I'm just browsing webpages on the internet. Now basically when I do not do ...
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step by step solution to fan problem in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I quite recently replaced my laptop fan and was functioning, at least fine though the speed seems to be low in Ubuntu. Now I think after updating the system (not sure) fan does not seem working. $...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on Sony Vaio SVS1513C5E

I decided to clean up my 3y old Windows HDD and install Ubuntu again but I'm out of practice and have forgotten most of things I did last time I installed. I do remember having issues with cooling ...
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Is there some program to control fan speed in Ubuntu 14.04? - Acer Aspire 5740G

I have an Acer Aspire 5740(G) that overheats constantly, even in normal use. After many hours of trying fan control utilities to speed up my fan, such as fancontrol and lm-sensors, and none of them ...
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How do I get fan control working?

I know there something called fancontrol, that enables you to control the speed of your system's ventilation. I'd like to let my fans spin a bit faster as my laptop is heating up very easilly. All ...
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fancontrol eating up cpu

I am experiencing huge fan control problems. I recently switched from windows 10 to ubuntu gnome 15.10, and I juste love it ! After trying to install nvidia drivers and prime support for several days ...
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Strange fan behavior on 15.10 in HP Pavilion laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a new HP Pavilion laptop. All the time, even when the temperature given by sensors is low (< 30C), I hear a fan. The sensors command does not give any data on ...
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Fan is constantly on when plugged, but goes silent when only on battery

Problem Fan is constantly on when a laptop is plugged and not charging. Not noisy, but definitely audible. However, it occasionally stays silent (spinning slower or not spinning at all) when laptop ...
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Random fan activation

Good morning, I have a home server currently running Ubuntu 15.10. Since the last week I'm experiencing random fan activation, the fan simply goes on for a second and then goes back to basal level ...
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Fan is on constantly after recent update

Prior to a recent update Fancontrol started at boot, and everything was fine. Now after the fan doesn't stop. To solve it, every time I turn on the PC I have to set up pwmconfig again. Then I have to ...
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How to control a Case Fan-header according to video card tempreatures?

I have a free 4-pin Case Fan-header on my motherboard and I want to add additional cooling for my video card. There is a free space for a case fan in local proximity to the PCIe-slots, which I would ...
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Fan is constantly running after 15.10 update

Updated to Kubuntu 15.10, after that the fan is running constantly. I've installed tlp, fancontrol, etc. Sensors show a CPU temperature of only 50°C. I've got a GT620M but run the offical nvidia ...
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Fan is always on, CPU usage is rather low and can't find the fan or thermal_zone proc files

I have an Asus N76VB notebook with Ubuntu 14.04 and TLP for power managment. However, the fan is always on. It's not really loud, but it's annoying. My CPU usage is around 1-2%. It's clocked at 1.20 ...
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How to activate Nvidia settings - fan control?

After upgrading 14.10=>15.04 (Kubuntu), some defaults disappeared. Archived Xorg.conf, etc. Reactivated fan control using "Option "CoolBits" "4"" So now, in the NV-Control (Nvidia X Server Settings ...
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Nominal operating fan speed in Ubuntu 15.04 on Dell 3521 Inspiron

I find the laptop getting heated up, so when i do the xsensors it shows me fan2 speed as 78000-90000. Core temperatures are near 51 celsius and odd. fan1 speed is not shown in the xsensors. Please ...
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How do I set my EeePC fan to aggressive cooling in Ubuntu 15.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and have faced a rather nasty problem: the computer shuts down in just some minutes (or almost immediately in case of active usage) because of overheating (I can notice a ...
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How do I control my fan speed?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and the fans are quite loud. I followed the instructions on this forum link and configured lm-sensors then attempted to configure fancontrol. I ran lm-sensors as sudo, it ...
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fan speed issue

bought new desktop for the office with i3 4170 and MB ASROCK H81M-DGS. I installed ubuntu 15.04 and it isn't slowing down the speed of the fan (fan2 to be precise) after the boot is successful. It ...
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Fan Control on Asus ROG G550JK

Does anybody here have experience on the G550JK (or similar to this model) with Fancontrol? Currently I have the problem that all methods of getting the fan to control / spin faster (because the ...
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fan sounds and warm laptop with Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop in a dual boot setup with Windows 7. The fan was OK while installing but while using Ubuntu later the fan made very high sounds and the laptop was very warm. ...
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CPU running at 60°C on Yoga 13 – How to control fan speed?

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on a Lenovo Yoga 13 laptop. My fan is constantly running. If have tried to solve the problem with TLP , but to no avail. I have also installed cpufrequtils. On ...
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Fans acting up after installation on Acer Aspire V3-571G

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and it seems my fan is working harder and kind of revs up every thirty second or so. It came with windows 8 pre-installed and when I ran windows it didn't get nearly as ...
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will ubuntu automatically manage fan speed based on heat like windows

i've just installed ubuntu 14.04 and i intend to game on it. I'm hoping that Ubuntu manages fan speeds automatically based on heat if not could u please explain to me how to set my fan speeds to ...